Stroll for Strong Kids and 5K Run Set for Saturday

Jun. 2, 2016
Almost 10,000 people are expected to participate

Golisano Children’s Hospital will be holding its 20th Annual Stroll for Strong Kids and 5K Run on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Genesee Valley Park. This event will raise money for the 85,000 kids from all counties in New York State and beyond that rely on Golisano Children’s Hospital for treatment. 

Almost 10,000 people are expected to participate. Last year’s event raised over $400,000 for the kids at Golisano Children’s Hospital.

“The participants, the children, and the families are why we do the Stroll,” said Stephanie Sheets, assistant director of community affairs. “Over 10,000 people participated in 2015’s Stroll, which was another record-setting year. We are looking forward to another tremendous Stroll in 2016.”

This year’s Stroll will kick off with on-site 5K registration at 7 a.m., followed by the race at 8:30 a.m. Those participating in the walk can register on-site at 8 a.m., with the walk starting at 10:30 a.m. Thousands of children’s hospital supporters and personalized teams will then fill the park until 1 p.m. to enjoy a variety of family friendly activities, including more than a dozen bounce houses, crafts, music, games, and more. 

Abbott’s Frozen Custard is the event’s presenting sponsor for the fifth consecutive year, and Subway and Zweigle’s will provide lunch for the attendees. As guests stroll through the park, they can visit with their favorite Rochester sports team mascots, stop at the 100.5 The Drive booth for a chance to win prizes, partake in hands-on activities with Hairzoo, reunite with fellow Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) grads at the NICU tent, see bulldozers from AP Enterprises, and more.

The 5K run, which is USA Track & Field certified, starts and ends in Genesee Valley Park, and is $30 to register, and $40 day of. To register for the 20th Annual Stroll for Strong Kids visit    

“Each and every year we look forward to having a picnic in the park for thousands of the Hospital’s closest friends,” said Steven Terrigino, Chair of the Stroll committee. “The many volunteers, contributors, and families are what make this event so successful. Stroll is one of my favorite events of the year as it is all about the kids, and really, that’s what everything we do at Golisano is about, the kids!”